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Sida cordifolia L.
Family Malvaceae
Sida cordifolia L. APNI*

Description: Erect, much-branched, densely tomentose subshrub to 1 m high.

Leaves ovate to broad-ovate, 1–4 cm long, shortly stellate-pubescent above, pubescence denser below.

Flowers in dense terminal or upper axillary clusters, peduncles c. 3 mm in flower, elongating to 2 c. in fruit. Calyx densely tomentose, 5–7 mm long. Corolla 8–10 mm long.

Fruit 6–8 mm diam., orange to pale yellow; mericarps 8–10, minutely stellate-hairy on top, 2-awned with retrorsely barbed points 2.5–3.5 mm long.


Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Other photo
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Distribution and occurrence: Grows on clay soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld N.T.
AVH map***

Text by A. S. Mitchell & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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